Babs Top 10 Balboa Island / Newport
Peninsula Food "Joints"
An Insider's View of Some Favorite
Places to Eat & Drink on Balboa
Babs has spent her life living, eating and drinking in
the Balboa Island/Newport Peninsula
area. The computer programmer said, "Why
go anywhere else when we've got it all
here? We locals call it the
'International Zone,' since so many
people from around the World make it
their destination for eating, drinking,
entertainment, the beach and good times.
You hear every language, see every
culture and they get to taste the best
food and drink around." Although there
are a lot of fantastic local eateries
and pubs, we asked for her favorites.
Here's Babs Best:
(The first 7 are on Balboa Island, the
last 3 Newport Peninsula)
AMELIAS, 311 Marine Ave., Balboa
"Bouillabaisse (clams, fish lobster,
mussels, shrimp, scallops on garlic
PICANTE MARTIN, 320 Marine Ave.
"Delicious Chicken Soup, fresh chicken
tacos & the Sweetest Order Takers
3. WILMA'S PATIO, 203 Marine Ave.
"Balboa Belly Bombers (hallowed out
french bread stuffed with scrambled
eggs, chicken sausage, tomato, zucchini
and fresh basil)"